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Doctor Who, The Anime.
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Posted 12/28/13

Esclair wrote:

It wouldn't turn out well. Dr. Who would get regenerated into a teen girl, and his companion would be a high school boy. Let that sink in for a moment.


Umm, I actually think that would be a perfect direction for it to go in... I mean Time Lords can change sex when they regenerate, it's just that he's never done it before.

I can't see a female Doctor being even remotely possible in the main series (and kinda don't want it to be either), so this would be a perfect way to experiment and have some fun with the format. They could just say it's an alternate universe or something, so has no effect on the main series' continuity.
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You would simple animate from when Christopher Eccleston took over That's when most people started watching it anyway
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Posted 12/28/13 , edited 12/28/13

Pryro wrote:


avian-reader wrote:

so this would be a perfect way to experiment and have some fun with the format.


There's having fun with the format and then there's pulling a Dragonball Evolution. And having a Japanese teen girl with a boy companion is exactly the same if not a worse insult to the source material than DBE was.



Who says she'd necessarily be Japanese? With the TARDIS able to universally translate languages, there would be no language barrier, so there's no need for it. With a show like Doctor Who, they might want to emphasize the fact that she's an outsider by giving her a western appearance, not that it's all that easy to tell in anime anyway (not including the obligatory "westerner with blonde hair and blue eyes" ¬_¬)

That being said, I will concede that what sucked for me about the Marvel anime was that they all crowbarred in Japanese settings and characters, which made it a little hard for me to take them seriously. So yeah, I'd certainly expect a diverse array of settings in a Doctor Who anime, rather than this.
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no , no, yes

see: star trek: the animated series
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I'd check it out, because it's possible for it to be done well... And it's Doctor Who. I can hardly predict whether or not I'd enjoy it, though. At the very least, The Doctor has a much higher chance of finally being a ginger.

Also, it's not as though all anime are set in Japan. Goodness, those who think otherwise ought to broaden their horizons. Plus, whether The Doctor is a man or a woman, he/she tends to have a harem.

I will say this, however, an anime version would lack the hi-jinks and ad-libbing associated with live action, which I would greatly miss.
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aeb0717 wrote:

I'd check it out, because it's possible for it to be done well... And it's Doctor Who. I can hardly predict whether or not I'd enjoy it, though. At the very least, The Doctor has a much higher chance of finally being a ginger.

Also, it's not as though all anime are set in Japan. Goodness, those who think otherwise ought to broaden their horizons. Plus, whether The Doctor is a man or a woman, he/she tends to have a harem.

I will say this, however, an anime version would lack the hi-jinks and ad-libbing associated with live action, which I would greatly miss.


You can still ad-lib in anime. Shouto Kashii (he played Cho, the old perverted guy) did it in Witchblade and practically the whole English cast of Ghost Hunt did it.
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I wouldn't mind if Dr Who had anime version. I would definately try to watch it. And as aeb0717 mentioned above, not all anime are set in Japan so the setting shouldn't be a problem, and really... not all episodes are set on Earth anyway.
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aeb0717 wrote:

I'd check it out, because it's possible for it to be done well... And it's Doctor Who. I can hardly predict whether or not I'd enjoy it, though. At the very least, The Doctor has a much higher chance of finally being a ginger.

Also, it's not as though all anime are set in Japan. Goodness, those who think otherwise ought to broaden their horizons. Plus, whether The Doctor is a man or a woman, he/she tends to have a harem.

I will say this, however, an anime version would lack the hi-jinks and ad-libbing associated with live action, which I would greatly miss.


You can still ad-lib in anime. Shouto Kashii (he played Cho, the old perverted guy) did it in Witchblade and practically the whole English cast of Ghost Hunt did it.


I was referring to prop ad-libbing and whatnot, too. Anime is greatly restricted when it comes to the possibilities of improvisation.
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Posted 12/28/13 , edited 12/28/13

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I was referring to prop ad-libbing and whatnot, too. Anime is greatly restricted when it comes to the possibilities of improvisation.


I see. Based on that, yeah, it would be restricted but still doable.
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aeb0717 wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:

I'd check it out, because it's possible for it to be done well... And it's Doctor Who. I can hardly predict whether or not I'd enjoy it, though. At the very least, The Doctor has a much higher chance of finally being a ginger.

Also, it's not as though all anime are set in Japan. Goodness, those who think otherwise ought to broaden their horizons. Plus, whether The Doctor is a man or a woman, he/she tends to have a harem.

I will say this, however, an anime version would lack the hi-jinks and ad-libbing associated with live action, which I would greatly miss.


You can still ad-lib in anime. Shouto Kashii (he played Cho, the old perverted guy) did it in Witchblade and practically the whole English cast of Ghost Hunt did it.


I was referring to prop ad-libbing and whatnot, too. Anime is greatly restricted when it comes to the possibilities of improvisation.


Not as much as you think, animators like to fool around and slip stuff into scenes where they can. The Cast of Pulp fiction showing up in Kill la Kill or the different actions of the background ponies in MLP.

Depends how much freedom the directors gives them to have fun

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That is just when most young people who were born in the 80s and 90s started watching it.

Even before the reboot of the series with Eccleston, Doctor Who was already the most popular and most watched sci-fi show in the world.


I wouldn't want the anime to just animate a serial that already has a live action version. I think a new special, or a new movie, done in Japanese animation style would be good enough. No need to go redoing stories that have already been done.
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I actually got to see who a fan anime version, with very cool cybermen & daleks.

Not sure the typical anime battle girl fits in it, seems strained.

It would do better as a few stand alone stories within the who universe. Some with the various doctors and others with the companions or the other characters in the show.
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Posted 1/6/14 , edited 1/6/14

Esclair wrote:

It wouldn't turn out well. Dr. Who would get regenerated into a teen girl, and his companion would be a high school boy. Let that sink in for a moment.


Runs screaming away ....

Seriously if there is something I like better than anime it is Dr. Who
(Watched since the Tom Baker years, and caught lots of Pertwee in original re-run)

Don't anyone even joke about making it an anime!
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Posted 1/6/14 , edited 1/6/14
there is interesting talk of a prequel series about the first incarnation when he was young and the rebel social circle of young Gallifrayans he belonged too. (The Doctor, the Master, the Rani, etc...). Could be an interesting subject for animation
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I just can't see Doctor Who as an anime. It's way too British.
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